Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11280905 Details

State:North Carolina
Location:Wilkes
Location Type:County
Salutation:The Honourable the General assembly of North Carolina
Filing Date:1809-December-18

General Petition Information

Abstract:John P. Waters, "a very poor man," admits that he "became attached" to Elisabeth Culms, a woman of color, who moved into his house in 1795; fourteen years later, he and the said Elisabeth have "six fine children." He further relates that he "did Intend to make her his lawfull wife but being informed that such a connection would be Illegal it was from time to time defered to the present day." Waters states, however, that "envy and Malice has at last siezed on the heart of a neighbor who gave our Solisitor Information of my unfortunate Situation and manner of living," whereby he and Elisabeth were indicted and fined twenty-five pounds apiece "for living together in an unlawfull manner." The petitioner prays that the said fines may be remitted or that he be granted "other relief as you in your wisdom may think fit."
Result:rejected
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11280905

People Associated with Petition 11280905

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:1
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina

  • General Assembly, Session Records

Processing Information

Record Created:8/22/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:5/6/2008 2:34:00 PM